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St. Paul’s Catacombs

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The main complex of St. Paul, covering an area of more than 2000 square meters, is so far the largest catacomb ever to be found on the island. And this Catacomb represents the earliest and largest archaeological evidence of Christianity in Malta. We bought tickets and got down the stairs. Down there we saw two circular tables that are hewn out of the living rock. These Agape tables were probably used to host commemorative meals during the annual festival of the dead. We walked through the narrow dark halls, and we felt immediately like we found ourselves in a labyrinth. We turned on the IPhone flashlight and wherever we looked we could see spiders and other creepy crawlies. So not a place for those who are afraid of the dark and with arachnophobia! But it’s so interesting and fascinating. How did they dig out these great systems of passages and tombs so long ago?